Family Medicine Residency
My name is Robert Koller. I am originally from Maynard Massachusetts which is a small town about 30 miles from Boston. After finishing high school I moved with my family to Colorado Springs, Colorado. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army for several years I went on to received my undergraduate degree in Biology and Nursing from the University of Colorado. Before entering medical school I spent a number of years practicing as a R.N. in emergency departments in both Colorado and Iowa.
My intern year has been great. At our program we have access to many types of patient encounters and the opportunity to really get “hands on” experience. In my first year I have been able to intubate, place central lines, perform joint injections, skin biopsies, cyst excisions, place intrauterine pressure catheters, vaginal deliveries, assist on c-sections and perform circumcisions. And that’s only a small sampling of what is available to us during our training. Additionally, the faculty and staff are top notch, they love to teach and are always accessible should you have any questions. Looking back on the last twelve months I can say that I am even more pleased that I chose to do my family medicine training at Mercy North Iowa. And as I begin my second year I am looking forward to being able to build on the fantastic foundation of knowledge, skills and experiences that are so much a part of this program.
I am married to my wife Janet and we have a big fat kitty named “Abigail” (who we adopted from the Humane Society of North Iowa). We have grown to love Mason City and northern Iowa and hope to practice full-scope Family Medicine (with OB) in the area after completing residency.
Robert Koller, D.O.